Magazine article Screen International

Octane Entertainment Brings 'Mayhem' to Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Octane Entertainment Brings 'Mayhem' to Cannes

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Octane Entertainment will launch international sales on the Croisette on Joe Lynch's SXSW action-thriller Mayhem starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead.

The story centres on attorney Derek Saunders who is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired when the tower office where he works is placed on lock-down after an airborne virus breaks out.

Matias Caruso wrote the screenplay and the cast includes Samara Weaving, Steven Brand and Dallas Roberts. Paradigm represents North American rights.

Avva Pictures' Mehrdad Elie and Parisa Caviani produce with Circle of Confusion's Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith.

Octane Entertainment president Jack Campbell announced the deal on Friday and said: "We're beyond thrilled to be introducing Mayhem to international buyers in Cannes.

"It's such an amazing, fun, action-packed thrill ride that hooks the viewer from the first frame and does not disappoint. Director Joe Lynch pulls no punches in telling this unique pulse-pounding and compelling story. …

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